Arthur M. Hume

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Arthur M. Hume, PGM,
Arthur M. Hume, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)

Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1909-1910

Arthur M. Hume was born in the village of Medina, in Lenawee County, Michigan, on July 16, 1859. He received his education in district schools and later in Oak Grove Academy, at Medina, Michigan and then went to High School in Hudson, Michigan. He taught in country schools and earned the money to attend High School and begin the study of medicine. During this time, he also worked on farms and acted as an assistant in a physician’s office. He graduated from the Detroit Medical College in 1881, with the degree of M.D. He immediately began the practice of medicine in Bennington, Michigan. In October 1883, he became the junior partner of the firm of Perkins & Hume, in Owosso, Michigan. This partnership continued until the death of Dr. Perkins in November 1907.

On the first day of June 1909, he formed a partnership with his son. This partnership was called, Drs A.M. and H.A. Hume, Medical Associations. Dr. Hume was always active in local, state and national Medical Associations. He was Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon of the Third Infantry, of the Michigan National Guard, from 1892-1899. Dr. Hume was also a prominent factor in politics. He was a member of the Board of Education of Owosso from 1893 to 1903, and for three years was President of the Board. He was Mayor of the City of Owosso for the years 1899 and 1900.

He was raised as a Master Mason on June 24, 1887 in Owosso Lodge, No. 81. He was elected the Junior Warden of his lodge the following election, elected Senior Warden the next year, and Worshipful Master in 1889, serving in that position for the years 1890, 1891, 1892, and 1893. He received the degrees of Royal Arch Masonry in Owosso chapter, No. 89, being exalted on June 14, 1889. He was Knighted in Corunna Commandery, on February 5, 1895. He was also a member of Corunna Council, R. & S.M., Bay City Consistory, 32° Scottish Rite, a Noble of the Moslem Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., and is a Past Worthy Patron of Abigal Chapter, O.E.S. He was elected Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of Michigan, at the Annual Communication in 1904, and was steadily promoted each year until he was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master in 1909.

He died on February 14, 1955.

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